November 29, 2023

2023 SF Rookie Mock Draft: Rounds 2 & 3

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We are just days away from the NFL Draft. we here at  DynastyPros gathered some other experts from around the industry and did a 3-round Superflex Rookie Mock Draft. It’s our final thought on these prospects before we actually know which team they will be playing for. This is rounds 2-3 of the mock.

Round 2

2.01 Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

Thought about going tight end here at this pick but instead took the ceiling play with Downs. In the last two seasons at North Carolina, he has had over 190 catches and 2,000 yards receiving. Many will call him just a slot guy but he has the ability to play on the outside as well. If Downs can find himself in an elite offense he could be a sneaky PPR option.

- Kevin Coleman @daboys_22 - Football Guys

2.02 Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

The cheapest time to acquire QBs is in your rookie draft. Getting one in the second round that could be a starter at some point feels like a steal. Sign me up.

- Andrew Hall @AndrewHallFF - FantasyPros

2.03 Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh

College production- check. Fast 40 times- check. Good size- check. What’s not to like about Abanikanda? He had 20 rushing touchdowns last season. Tied for the most in college football. He ran a blistering 40 at his pro day. He’s 5’10’’, 216 lbs. If not for going to a small school and not working out at the combine he would be talked about as a surefire day 2 pick. He may still end up there.

- Dustin Ludke @theDunit13 - Dynasty Pros

2.04 Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

Arguably the best TE in this class, Mayer at 2.04 is a steal and should be a top 10 dynasty TE.

- Nick Young - @youngstudff - DynastyPros

2.05 Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

Dalton Kincaid and Michael Mayer are in Tier 1 for this rookie TE class. Coming off of a season catching 70 balls for 890 receiving yards and eight TDs, it is clear Kincaiud can be utilized as a pass-catching TE at the next level which can certainly translate to fantasy football relevance. 1st round draft capital is in his future with a handful of juicy TE landing spots to take over as the team's TE1.

- Nick Skrip, @P2WFantasy, P2W Fantasy

2.06 Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

Hyatt is not the most polished Receiver, but he can run past almost anybody. At 2.06, he is well worth the pick.

- Tommy Harvey @dynastyprostom (Dynasty Pros)

2.07 Kendre Miller, RB, TCU

The third most talented back in the class in my opinion, just hoping for draft capitol

- Hutchinson Brown @hutchinsonb_ff  FootballGuys

2.08 Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse

He is my 3rd ranked RB and so happy to get him in this spot. I think he can do a little of everything

- Brandon Haye @hayeb3   DLF

2.09 Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn

Bigsby has been going up and down in mock drafts more than an amusement park roller coaster. He has the size and speed the NFL is looking for. Bigsby is good when he can make one cut turn upfield and find the gap. His vision, strength, and patience are attributes that will impress whoever drafts him. He at times tends to be too patient but they can be worked on. At this point of the draft, I would feel comfortable taking him here every single time.

-Mike H. @dropthemikeff  Dynasty Nerds 

2.10 Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M

His size may be an issue, but with his burst and home-run ability, Achane is a great pick in the late-2nd round for owners who are looking for a riskier prospect.

-Sam Waldorf @wherezwaldorf  Dynasty Pros

2.11 Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma

Well, I said Mims is comparable and cheaper, and here we are. Mims is actually my pre-draft WR3 and I don't see that changing much given it's very likely he is a Day 2 pick. He's a riser for many people, so still being able to get him at 2.11 also presents good value. Mims is essentially the discount Zay Flowers or Josh Downs, and a guy I have ranked higher than both. Mims has speed, YAC ability, good hands, physicality, and versatility. Had this pretend team not taken Spears at 1.11 and taken Zay Flowers instead, Zach Evans would be the pick here at a good value. I think I'm happier coming away with Spears/Mims than Flowers/Evans.

- Brian Ford @ffjunkie_  Going For 2 and Dynasty Fever

2.12 AT Perry, WR, Wake Forest

There aren't many WRs with both size and vertical prowess in this class. Perry is extremely athletic and possesses a ton of upside as an outside receiver in the NFL. Think Quentin Johnston if he was good at the catch point and could run more routes in the tree. Perry is still a well-kept secret…for now.

- Bo McBrayer @Bo_McBigTime FantasyPros

Round 3

3.01 Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma

Eric Gray has been one of my values all off-season and that will continue in this draft. This might be a little early in terms of ADP but Gray has a skill set that allows him to be a three-down back in today's NFL. If he gets the Day 2 draft capital he is a player that will be drafted earlier than consensus.

- Kevin Coleman @daboys_22 Footballguys

3.02 Roschon Johnson, RB, Texas

Bijan's college teammate is also a stud, in case you hadn't heard. Getting a talent like Johnson in the early 3rd round just feels like a tremendous value given what's left on the board. If he gets Day 2 draft capital he could be in line for serious touches starting Week 1. Smash that draft button!

- Andrew Hall @AndrewHallFF  FantasyPros

3.03 Tank Dell, WR, Houston

I wish Tank Dell was a little bigger because I like what I saw on film. A solid route runner who can get open. He will be a slot guy at the next level and can use that running ability to present a clear target to his quarterback. He struggled with drops in college which isn’t great so you have to hope that he can fix that issue. It’s a dart throw here but I liked his hustle at the combine so I’m expecting him to put in the work to get better.

- Dustin Ludke @theDunit13  Dynasty Pros

3.04 Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State

I'm higher than most when it comes to Xavier Hutchinson. Coming from a weaker offense like Iowa State, he was their focal point tallying 1100 yards and 6 touchdowns this past season. He will be a 3rd-4th round pick but definitely should be on your fantasy radar at this spot.

- Nick Young @youngstudff  Dynasty Pros

3.05 Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU

Kayshon Boutte caught people's attention as a freshman at LSU totaling 735 yards that season. Many regarded Boutte highly as a future NFL asset, but many factors have impacted his outlook, the combine being the example. A controversial prospect who is likely boom or bust, I think there can be future FLEX appeal for Boutte for fantasy football pending his draft capital, landing spot, and commitment to the game.

- Nick Skrip @p2wfantasy  P2W Fantasy

3.06 Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee

I'm a sucker for Tennessee WRs, and one of them is likely to hit in the NFL. Tillman is a much more well-rounded WR than his Vol teammate Jalin Hyatt and is more NFL-ready due to his ability to play physically and get the 50-50 balls.

- Tommy Harvey @dynastyprostom  Dynasty Pros

3.07 Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

His athletic profile is not human-like, if he can develop a bit as a receiver he has so much potential. Could easily end up being the best tight end in this class.

- Hutchinson Brown @hutchinsonb_ff  FootballGuys 

3.08 Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss 

I cannot believe that Zach Evans is still available. He has had some injuries and some weird off-the-field type things but he is so talented and I think he is a player that will be better in NFL than in college. Which would be something since he averaged over 6 yards a carry each year.

- Brandon Haye @hayeb3   DLF

3.09 Dewayne McBride, RB, UAB

McBride in college was one of the most productive running backs, rushing for 1713 and scoring 19 TD. Yes, it was against lesser competition being from a G5 conference. He has the power and natural athletic instincts that you need in the NFL. He rarely goes down on first contact and this definitely a plus. In college, he was non-existent in the passing game which is definitely a negative. But at 3.09, if a team is willing to take a chance on him in the mid rounds so will I in my rookie drafts.

-Mike H. @dropthemikeff  Dynasty Nerds 

3.10 Rakim Jarrett, WR, Maryland

Jarrett had the athletic profile but lacks some of the refined route running necessary to succeed. If he can improve in that category this will be a great upside pick late in the 3rd round of rookie drafts.

-Sam Waldorf @wherezwaldorf  Dynasty Pros 

3.11 Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa

There were some very surprising (to me) picks made in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, making LaPorta at the 3.11 in a tight-end premium a very solid value. LaPorta, who is my TE4, reflects the tight end class in general: smaller and more athletic than past classes - which could be a trend moving forward. Especially when you calibrate for Iowa's bad offense and their history of producing good tight ends, LaPorta makes a lot of sense here. He is versatile, well-rounded, and pro-ready. In the 3rd and 4th rounds, you want to pound RB and value TEs. Rookie tight ends often lose value in their first year or so, so you want to get a good bang for your buck. LaPorta at 3.11 is the perfect fit for that. Luke Musgrave would be another good pick. Had I taken Darnell Washington at 2.11, Chase Brown, Rahsee Rice, Jayden Reed, or Jonathan Mingo would all be solid value options here.

- Brian Ford @ffjunkie_  Going For 2 and Dynasty Fever

3.12 Evan Hull, RB, Northwestern

Although this is a very deep and talented RB class, very few of the prospects check EVERY box like Evan Hull. He combines prototypical size with good speed, contact balance, and receiving ability. He can be a three-down player in the league who isn't necessarily landing spot dependent.

- Bo McBrayer @Bo_McBigTime  FantasyPros 


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